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3 Steps Toward Facebook Dominance

Marianne Aiello

MD Anderson Cancer Center has more than 50,000 likes on Facebook, thanks to how it puts into practice three social media fundamentals: consistency, content, and community. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare Hiring Strong Despite Looming Sequester Cuts

Any healthcare job losses that do come as a result of sequestration will be "disproportionately low" in relation to other industry sectors, says one economist. >>>

Diabetes Costs Hit $245B in 2012

More than half (62.4%) of the cost of diabetes care is provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and other government payers; 34.4% is paid for by commercial plans; 3.2% is paid for by the uninsured. >>>

Colonoscopy 'Potentially Inappropriate' for 30% of Seniors

Some providers are overusing colonoscopy for screening purposes in older adults, based on age-based screening guidelines. Research shows wide regional variations in the practice. >>>

3 Cost-Cutting Strategies Insurers Can Learn from Employers

Only 26% of employers are "very confident" their company will provide health benefits in 10 years and top-performing employers are already taking big steps toward reducing costs. Wise insurers will pay close attention. >>>

Hospitals Fight MedPAC Rate Plan

Under one Medicare Payment Advisory Commission proposal, Medicare might pay hospitals the same rate it now pays for services in a physician's office. Several options are on the table, but under all scenarios, federal payments to hospitals would drop dramatically. >>>

Bundled Payments Come to Cancer Care

Bundling is one of the new payment models being scrutinized as a way to get a handle on skyrocketing service line costs. Here’s how it works in oncology programs. >>>

ACHE Congress: Change and Caution Abundant

The focus at the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2013 Congress on Healthcare Leadership is on mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and other moves to prepare for a changing present and uncertain future. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

NC lawmakers: Surgery centers would provide alternative to high hospital bills

News & Observer, March 13, 2013

Hospital privatization could impact thousands of LA employees

The Advocate, March 13, 2013

Cleveland Clinic, CHS form partnership

The Plain Dealer, March 12, 2013

Alleged misdeeds haunt CA hospital chain poised to buy NJ hospitals

NJ.com, March 11, 2013

Looming physician shortage prompts medical turf wars

The Sun Sentinel, March 8, 2013

Battling fraud charges, FL hospital repays millions to Medicare

Orlando Sentinel, March 8, 2013

Construction that focuses on health of community

The New York Times, March 7, 2013

Unreported side effects of drugs found using Internet data

The New York Times, March 7, 2013

Behind a cancer-treatment firm's rosy survival claims

Reuters, March 7, 2013

Med school students still get gifts from drug companies

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 7, 2013



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